Parkland named top choice for prostate surgery

COURTESY PHOTOParkland Medical Center in Derry was honored for its efforts in prostrate surgery. Pictured is Parkland's urology team, led byDr. David Canes, medical director (center) and The Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center team. 

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center has been named a 5-star hospital for prostate removal surgery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Parkland is the only hospital in New Hampshire to receive five stars and one of only 93 hospitals nationally. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. Additionally, Parkland has received a 5-star recognition for treatment of pneumonia. 

“National recognition for prostate removal surgery not only means that we are providing exceptional outcomes for our patients, but it is also a testament to the excellent performance of our highly devoted team — successful surgery is not just about the lead surgeon, and having the latest robotic equipment,” said Dr. David Canes, medical director of The Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center. “Surgical success is about having an engaged experience team aligned towards providing the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.

A 5-star rating indicates that Parkland Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for prostate removal surgery and treatment of pneumonia showcases the expertise and commitment of Parkland Medical Center to their patients.” 

The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at healthgrades.com/quality/.

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